January 4, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2013-01-04-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2013-01-04
Heart of Texas Railroad, L.P.-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Gulf Colorado & San Saba Railway Company
Document Number: 2013-00044
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-04
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities Issued at a Premium; Bond Premium Carryforward
Document Number: 2012-31747
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-01-04
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final regulations that provide guidance on the tax treatment of Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities issued with more than a de minimis amount of premium. This document also contains temporary regulations that provide guidance on the tax treatment of a debt instrument with a bond premium carryforward in the holder's final accrual period, including a Treasury bill acquired at a premium. The regulations in this document provide guidance to holders of Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities and other debt instruments. The text of the temporary regulations in this document also serves as the text of the proposed regulations (REG-140437-12) set forth in the Proposed Rules section in this issue of the Federal Register.
Bond Premium Carryforward
Document Number: 2012-31746
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-01-04
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
In the Rules and Regulations section of this issue of the Federal Register, the IRS is issuing temporary regulations that provide guidance on the tax treatment of a debt instrument with a bond premium carryforward in the holder's final accrual period, including a Treasury bill acquired at a premium. The text of those regulations also serves as the text of these proposed regulations.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2012-31744
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Prospective Grant of Exclusive License: The Development of Gene Expression Signatures of Neoplasm Responsiveness to mTOR and HDAC Inhibitor Combination Therapy
Document Number: 2012-31743
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-04
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
This is notice, in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(c)(1) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i), that the National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, is contemplating the grant to Empire Genomics LLC of an exclusive patent license to practice the inventions embodied in US Provisional Patent Application 61/558,402 entitled, ``Gene Expression Signatures of Neoplasm Responsiveness to Therapy'' [HHS Ref. E-013-2012/0-US-01], and all continuing applications and foreign counterparts. The patent rights in this invention have been assigned to the Government of the United States of America. The prospective exclusive license territory may be worldwide, and the field of use may be limited to:
Clinical Center; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2012-31741
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-04
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2012-31740
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-04
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2012-31739
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-04
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2012-31738
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-04
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2012-31737
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-04
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Ellman Battery Superfund Site; Orlando, Orange County, FL; Notice of Settlement
Document Number: 2012-31733
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under 122(h)(1) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the United States Environmental Protection Agency has entered into an Ability To Pay settlement to recover outstanding cost from two parties concerning a previous Removal Action at the Ellman Battery Superfund Site located in Orlando, Orange County, Florida.
Leonard Chemical Superfund Site; Catawba, York County, SC; Notice of Settlement
Document Number: 2012-31731
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under 122(h)(1) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the United States Environmental Protection Agency has entered into a settlement to recover outstanding cost from three parties who did not participate in a previous Consent Decree to perform a Remedial Action at the Leonard Chemical Superfund Site located in Catawba, York County, South Carolina.
Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2012-31730
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Recordkeeping and Reporting-Solid Waste Disposal Facilities and Practices
Document Number: 2012-31728
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), Recordkeeping and Reporting Solid Waste Disposal Facilities and Practices; ``(EPA ICR No. 1381.10, OMB Control No. 2050-0122) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through June 30, 2013. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Certain Pasta From Italy: Final Results of the Expedited Third Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order
Document Number: 2012-31727
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On September 4, 2012, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') initiated the third Sunset Review of the countervailing duty order on certain pasta from Italy. The Department finds that revocation of this countervailing duty order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of net countervailable subsidies at the rates in the ``Final Results of Reviews'' section of this notice.
Certain Pasta From Turkey: Final Results of the Expedited Third Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order
Document Number: 2012-31726
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On September 4, 2012, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') initiated the third Sunset Review of the countervailing duty order on certain pasta from Turkey. The Department finds that revocation of this countervailing duty order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of net countervailable subsidies at the rates in the ``Final Results of Reviews'' section of this notice.
36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification
Document Number: 2012-31725
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-04
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of a section 36(b)(1) arms sales notification. This is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104-164 dated July 21, 1996.
36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification
Document Number: 2012-31724
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-04
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of a section 36(b)(1) arms sales notification. This is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104-164 dated July 21, 1996.
36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification
Document Number: 2012-31723
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-04
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of a section 36(b)(1) arms sales notification. This is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104-164 dated July 21, 1996.
36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification
Document Number: 2012-31722
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-04
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of a section 36(b)(1) arms sales notification. This is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104-164 dated July 21, 1996.
California State Nonroad Engine Pollution Control Standards; Transport Refrigeration Units; Request for Authorization; Opportunity for Public Hearing and Comment
Document Number: 2012-31720
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has notified EPA that it has adopted amendments to California's ``Airborne Toxic Control Measure for In-Use Diesel-Fueled Transport Refrigeration Units (TRU) and TRU Generator Sets and Facilities Where TRUs Operate.'' CARB has asked that EPA confirm that the TRU amendments either fall within the scope of the authorization EPA granted on January 9, 2009, pursuant to section 209(e) of the Clean Air Act, or are not subject to Clean Air Act preemption. This notice announces that EPA has tentatively scheduled a public hearing to consider California's TRU amendments, and that EPA is now accepting written comment on the request.
California State Nonroad Engine Pollution Control Standards; Off-Highway Recreational Vehicles and Engines; Request for Authorization; Opportunity for Public Hearing and Comment
Document Number: 2012-31719
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has notified EPA that it has adopted regulations to amend its Off-Highway Recreational Vehicle and Engines (``OHRV'') Regulations. By letter dated March 24, 2010, CARB submitted a request that EPA authorize these regulations under section 209(e) of the Clean Air Act (CAA), 42 U.S.C. 7543(b). CARB seeks confirmation that certain of the amendments are within the scope of a prior authorization issued by EPA, and that certain of the amendments require and merit a new authorization. This notice announces that EPA has tentatively scheduled a public hearing to consider California's request, and that EPA is now accepting written comment on the request.
California State Motor Vehicle Pollution Control Standards; Urban Buses; Request for Waiver of Preemption; Opportunity for Public Hearing and Comment
Document Number: 2012-31717
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has notified EPA that it has adopted amendments to its emission standards for urban bus engines in a series of rulemakings. The rulemakings at issue took place between 2000 and 2005. Principally, these rulemakings set requirements for California's public transit agencies that operate urban buses and other transit vehicles; additionally, the rulemakings set emission standards for new urban bus engines. CARB requests that EPA grant a waiver of preemption pursuant to section 209(b) of the Clean Air Act for the emission standards and related test procedures. This notice announces that EPA has tentatively scheduled a public hearing to consider California's urban bus regulations, and that EPA is now accepting written comment on the request.
Public Notice of Proposed Reissuance of the NPDES General Permits for Facilities/Operations That Generate, Treat, and/or Use/Dispose of Sewage Sludge by Means of Land Application, Landfill, and Surface Disposal in the EPA Region 8
Document Number: 2012-31716
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Region 8 of the EPA is hereby giving notice of its tentative determination to reissue National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) general permits for facilities or operations that generate, treat, and/or use/dispose of sewage sludge by means of land application, landfill, and surface disposal in the States of CO, MT, ND, and WY and in Indian country in the States of CO, MT, ND, SD, WY and UT (except for the Goshute Indian Reservation and the Navajo Indian Reservation).
State Program Requirements; Approval of Application To Administer Partial National Pollutant Discharge Elimination Program; Oklahoma
Document Number: 2012-31715
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On December 20, 2012, the Regional Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency, Region 6 (EPA) approved the request of the State of Oklahoma for authorization of the Agriculture Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (AgPDES) program pursuant to Section 402(b) of the Clean Water Act (CWA or ``the Act''). The AgPDES program will be administered by the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry (ODAFF) and is a major category partial National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program under Section 402(n)(3) of the Act for all discharges of pollutants into waters of the United States within ODAFF's jurisdiction.
Maximum Loan Amount for Business and Industry Guaranteed Loans in Fiscal Year 2013
Document Number: 2012-31713
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-04
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Business-Cooperative Service
Section 4279.119(a)(1) of 7 CFR allows the Rural Business- Cooperative Service Administrator, at the Administrator's discretion, to grant an exception to the $10 million limit for Business and Industry (B&I) guaranteed loans of $25 million or less under certain circumstances. Due to the limited program funds that are expected for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 for the B&I Guaranteed Loan Program, the Administrator has decided to only grant exceptions to the $10 million loan limit for existing B&I guaranteed loan borrowers that meet certain criteria. Limiting the maximum loan amount will enable the Agency to provide financing assistance to as many projects as possible. In order for an existing B&I guaranteed loan borrower to be granted an exception to the $10 million loan limit, they must meet the following criteria: (1) Qualify as a high priority project (a requirement of 7 CFR 4279.119(a)(1)(i)), scoring at least 50 points in accordance with the criteria in 7 CFR 4279.155(b); (2) have an existing B&I loan that has been current for the past 12 months without such status being achieved through debt forgiveness; and (3) not be requesting a refinance of the existing B&I loan. All other requirements of 7 CFR 4279.119(a) must be met. Limiting exceptions to the $10 million limit will allow the Agency to guarantee more loans and target smaller loans/projects impacting more small businesses and will assist the Agency to conserve scarce funding dollars at a time when there is unprecedented interest in the program.
Civil Monetary Penalties
Document Number: 2012-31712
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-01-04
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
The Rural Housing Service (RHS or Agency) proposes to implement two civil monetary penalty provisions. First, RHS proposes to amend its regulations to create a new section, for imposing civil monetary penalties under the authority of 42 U.S.C. 1490s (section 543 of the Housing Act of 1949, as amended (Act)) (Housing Act CMP). Second, RHS proposes to adopt the USDA civil monetary penalty provisions for the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act of 1986 (PFCRA) in a revision to an existing section (PFCRA CMP). The new section will include an amended version of the existing Housing Act CMP provision together with additional language providing procedural guidance.
Guarantee Fee Rates for Guaranteed Loans for Fiscal Year 2013; Maximum Portion of Guarantee Authority Available for Fiscal Year 2013; Annual Renewal Fee for Fiscal Year 2013
Document Number: 2012-31711
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-04
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Business-Cooperative Service
As set forth in 7 CFR 4279.107, the Agency has the authority to charge an initial guarantee fee and an annual renewal fee for loans made under the Business and Industry (B&I) Guaranteed Loan Program. Pursuant to that authority, the Agency is establishing the renewal fee rate at one-half of 1 percent for the B&I Guaranteed Loan Program. This rate will apply to all loans obligated in Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 that are made under the B&I program. As established in 7 CFR 4279.107(b)(1), the amount of the fee on each guaranteed loan will be determined by multiplying the fee rate by the outstanding principal loan balance as of December 31, multiplied by the percent of guarantee. The Agency was authorized by the 2012 Appropriations Bill to charge a maximum of 3 percent for it guarantee fee for FY 2012. It is the Agency's expectation that the 2013 Appropriations Bill will contain the same authorization to charge a maximum of 3 percent for its guarantee fee for FY 2013. As such, the guarantee fee for FY 2013 will be 3 percent. In the event the 2013 Appropriations Bill reduces the fee authorization below 3 percent, a subsequent notice will be published in the Federal Register amending the guarantee fee for FY 2013. As set forth in 7 CFR 4279.107(a) and 4279.119(b)(4), each fiscal year, the Agency shall establish a limit on the maximum portion of B&I guarantee authority available for that fiscal year that may be used to guarantee loans with a reduced guarantee fee or guaranteed loans with a guarantee percentage exceeding 80 percent. Allowing a reduced guarantee fee or exceeding the 80 percent guarantee on certain B&I guaranteed loans that meet the conditions set forth in 7 CFR 4279.107 and 4279.119 will increase the Agency's ability to focus guarantee assistance on projects which the Agency has found particularly meritorious. For reduced guarantee fees, the borrower's business must support value-added agriculture and result in farmers benefiting financially or must be a high impact business investment as defined in 7 CFR 4279.155(b)(5) and be located in rural communities that experience long-term population decline and job deterioration, remain persistently poor, are experiencing trauma as a result of natural disaster, or are experiencing fundamental structural changes in its economic base. For guaranteed loans exceeding 80 percent, such projects must qualify as a high-priority project (a requirement of 7 CFR 4279.119(b)), scoring at least 50 points in accordance with 7 CFR 4279.155(b). Not more than 12 percent of the Agency's quarterly apportioned B&I guarantee authority will be reserved for loan requests with a reduced fee, and not more than 15 percent of the Agency's quarterly apportioned guarantee authority will be reserved for guaranteed loan requests with a guarantee percentage exceeding 80 percent. Once the respective quarterly limits are reached, all additional loans for that quarter will be at the standard fee and guarantee limits.
Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc.; Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station; Exemption
Document Number: 2012-31709
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-04
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Hearings of the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Rules of Criminal Procedure
Document Number: 2012-31708
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-04
Agency: Judicial Conference of the United States, Agencies and Commissions
Federal Register Citation of Previous Announcement: 77 FR 49828. The following public hearing on proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure has been canceled: Criminal Rules Hearing, January 28, 2013, Washington, DC.
Energy Northwest; Columbia Generating Station; Exemption
Document Number: 2012-31707
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-04
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Decommissioning Planning During Operations
Document Number: 2012-31705
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-01-04
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a new regulatory guide (RG) 4.22, ``Decommissioning Planning During Operations.'' The guide describes a method that the NRC staff considers acceptable for use by holders of licenses in complying with the NRC's Decommissioning Planning Rule (DPR) (76 FR 35512; June 17, 2011). The DPR went into effect on December 17, 2012, and is intended to minimize the likelihood of new ``legacy sites,'' which are NRC-licensed facilities with insufficient resources to complete decommissioning activities and termination of a license at the end of operations.
Large Residential Washers From Korea and Mexico; Revised Schedule for the Subject Investigations
Document Number: 2012-31703
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-04
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Savannah River Site
Document Number: 2012-31702
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-04
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Savannah River Site. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.
DOE/NSF Nuclear Science Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2012-31701
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-04
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces a meeting of the DOE/NSF Nuclear Science Advisory Committee (NSAC).
Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products: Test Procedure for Residential Furnaces and Boilers
Document Number: 2012-31700
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-01-04
Agency: Department of Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is initiating a rulemaking and data collection process to consider amendments to DOE's test procedure for residential furnaces and boilers. Because DOE has recently completed a test procedure rulemaking for the standby mode and off mode energy consumption of these products, the primary focus of this rulemaking will be on active mode operation. This rulemaking is intended to fulfill DOE's statutory obligation to review its test procedures for covered products at least once every seven years. To inform interested parties and to facilitate the process, DOE has gathered data and has identified several issues that might warrant modifications to the currently applicable test procedures, including topics on which DOE is particularly interested in receiving comment. In overview, the issues outlined in this document mainly concern reducing the test burden, test conditions impacting the annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) metric, test conditions impacting non-AFUE efficiency parameters, the performance test for automatic means in boilers, harmonization of standards, alternative methods for furnace/boiler efficiency determination, and scope. These topics (and others which commenters identify) are ones which DOE anticipates may lead to proposed test procedure amendments in a subsequent notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR). DOE welcomes written comments from the public on any subject related to the test procedures for residential furnaces and boilers, including topics not specifically raised in this RFI.
Revised Non-Foreign Overseas Per Diem Rates
Document Number: 2012-31699
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-04
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Per Diem, Travel and Transportation Allowance Committee is publishing Civilian Personnel Per Diem Bulletin Number 287. This bulletin lists revisions in the per diem rates prescribed for U.S. Government employees for official travel in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands and Possessions of the United States. AEA changes announced in Bulletin Number 194 remain in effect. Bulletin Number 287 is being published in the Federal Register to assure that travelers are paid per diem at the most current rates.
Establishment of Drug Codes for 26 Substances
Document Number: 2012-31698
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-01-04
Agency: Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice
On July 9, 2012, the President signed into law the Synthetic Drug Abuse Prevention Act of 2012 (SDAPA). SDAPA amends the Controlled Substances Act by placing 26 substances in Schedule I. DEA is publishing this rule to establish drug codes for these 26 substances, and to make technical and conforming amendments in accordance with SDAPA.
Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From China, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam; Institution of Countervailing Duty Investigations and Scheduling of Preliminary Phase Investigations
Document Number: 2012-31697
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-04
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission hereby gives notice of the institution of investigations and commencement of preliminary phase countervailing duty investigations Nos. 701-TA-491-497 (Preliminary) under sections 703(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1671b(a)) (the Act) to determine whether there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened with material injury, or the establishment of an industry in the United States is materially retarded, by reason of imports from China, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam of frozen warmwater shrimp, provided for in subheadings 0306.17.00, 1605.21.10 and 1605.29.10 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that are alleged to be subsidized by the Governments of China, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam. Unless the Department of Commerce extends the time for initiation pursuant to sections 702(c)(1)(B) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1671a(c)(1)(B)), the Commission must reach a preliminary determination in countervailing duty investigations in 45 days, or in this case by February 11, 2013. The Commission's views are due at Commerce within five business days thereafter, or by February 19, 2013. For further information concerning the conduct of these investigations and rules of general application, consult the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, part 201, subparts A through E (19 CFR part 201), and part 207, subparts A and B (19 CFR part 207).
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2012-31696
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-04
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew the exemptions from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for 3 individuals. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from the vision requirement if the exemptions granted will not compromise safety. The Agency has concluded that granting these exemption renewals will provide a level of safety that is equivalent to or greater than the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2012-31695
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-04
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew the exemptions from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for 12 individuals. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from the vision requirement if the exemptions granted will not compromise safety. The Agency has concluded that granting these exemption renewals will provide a level of safety that is equivalent to or greater than the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2012-31693
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-04
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew the exemptions from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for 22 individuals. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from the vision requirement if the exemptions granted will not compromise safety. The Agency has concluded that granting these exemption renewals will provide a level of safety that is equivalent to or greater than the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers.
Disease, Disability, and Injury Prevention and Control Special Emphasis Panel (SEP): Initial Review
Document Number: 2012-31692
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-04
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council (NEMSAC); Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2012-31691
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-04
Agency: Department of Transportation
The NHTSA announces a meeting of NEMSAC to be held in the Metropolitan Washington, DC, area. This notice announces the date, time, and location of the meeting, which will be open to the public. The purpose of NEMSAC, a nationally recognized council of emergency medical services representatives and consumers, is to provide advice and recommendations regarding Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to DOT's NHTSA and to the Federal Interagency Committee on EMS (FICEMS).
Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health (ABRWH or Advisory Board), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Document Number: 2012-31689
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-04
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Enterprise TE Products Pipeline Company LLC; Notice of Settlement Conference
Document Number: 2012-31688
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-04
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission